TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2013 /CNW/ -
A group of cyclists from the 7 Days in May Foundation will be at the Canadian Cancer Society's national office to present their $31,255 donation to Dr Christine Williams, Vice President of Research at the Society. Before they present the cheque, the Director of 7 Days in May, Gord Townley, will hop on his bike and ride around the Society's office in his biking gear to cross the ceremonial finish line. The donation will go to the NCIC Clinical Trials Group to support a pancreatic cancer clinical trial.
The 7 Days in May Foundation was created in memory of Lorraine Townley by her surviving children. Lorraine died of pancreatic cancer in 2011. The cyclists spend 7 days riding all the way around Lake Ontario (1100 km), starting and finishing in Richard's Memorial Park in Mississauga.
The Canadian Cancer Society fights cancer by doing everything we can to prevent cancer, save lives and support people living with cancer. When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website at cancer.ca or call our toll-free bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333. The NCIC Clinical Trials Group is an academic cancer clinical trials cooperative group that carries out clinical trials in cancer therapy, supportive care and prevention across Canada and internationally. It is one of the national programs and networks of the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI) and is supported by the Canadian Cancer Society.
Friday, November 15, 2013 at 11 a.m. EST
Canadian Cancer Society, national office
55 St. Clair Ave West, Suite 300
SOURCE: Canadian Cancer Society (National Office)
For further information:
Bilingual Communications Specialist
Canadian Cancer Society